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Darker My Love with Delta Spirit

Dec. 1 • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Sunday, November 28, 2010
Darker My Love's foundation is built on forceful stylistic shifts. Both guitarist/vocalist Tim Presley and former drummer Andy Granelli spent time in The Nerve Agents, a confrontational Hardcore Punk outfit whose sonic angle was worlds removed from Darker's nods to Psychedelic and Shoegaze.   

New Shades of Love

Psychedelic Indie band Darker My Love switches gears on new album

0 Comments · Monday, November 22, 2010
Darker My Love have garnered comparisons to Psychedelic and Shoegaze titans like Pink Floyd, My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain and even The Rolling Stones. Their lates album, 'Alive As You Are' doesn't sound any more contemporary. If anything, it sends their aesthetic another decade back, evoking Psych-shaded 1960s and '70s Folk.   

Music: Darker My Love with Delta Spirit

0 Comments · Monday, November 22, 2010
In a 2008 interview with the weekly paper Denver Westword, Darker My Love bassist/vocalist Rob Barbato adamantly refuted the notion that his band was immersed in any sense of nostalgia. "No, we're not trying to do any kind of a throwback," Barbato said. "You're influenced by what you're influenced by. We just make the music we make together, the five of us. We're not trying to jump on any scene or anything, you know? If we were trying to do that, we’re like a decade late." The band opens for Delta Spirit Wednesday at The Mad Hatter.  

Cloud Cult Canvases the Indie World

A reinvigorated Indie Pop benefiting from the details

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 27, 2010
It's not entirely rare for musicians to have unusual onstage accompaniments. Rob Zombie, for one, surrounds himself with spooky, kitschy ornaments. But Cloud Cult has an interesting addition of their own. The Minnesota-bred Indie Pop band performs as two painters create original works next to them.  

Music: Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys with Los Straightjackets

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Since 1988, Big Sandy (aka Robert Williams) and His Fly-Rite Boys have practiced old-school American music that would have been out of vogue around the time that Williams was born, if not earlier. The Anaheim, Calif.-based group revisits 1950s and '60s Rockabilly and Honky Tonk Country, '20s Western Swing, '50s R&B and Cajun music associated with the '40s. They open for Los Straightjackets Thursday at the Southgate House.  

Music: Cloud Cult

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Minnesota-bred Indie Pop band Cloud Cult performs as two painters create original works next to them. Typically taking inspiration from the day's events, the energy of the crowd or a certain person or scene, Scott West and Connie Minowa's paintings have become vital to a Cloud Cult show. Once a concert's over, the freshly completed works are auctioned off. Cloud Cult play the 20th Century Theater Wednesday.  

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys with Los Straightjackets

Oct. 28 • Southgate House

0 Comments · Monday, October 25, 2010
Long-term nostalgia for a time one has never actually seen is a remarkable phenomenon, and Big Sandy (aka Robert Williams) knows all about it. Since 1988, he and His Fly-Rite Boys have practiced old-school American music that would have been out of vogue around the time that Williams was born, if not earlier.  

Music: Kylesa with High on Fire and Torche

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 12, 2010
When Laura Pleasants was part of Kylesa's 2001 formation, she was a college student who participated in the burgeoning Metal project largely for kicks. "I was like, 'I want to do this now while I can before I got stuck in a job or a family where I won't be able to just leave for whatever,'" recalls the guitarist and singer. The band never broke up and is currently on the Sanctioned Annihilation Tour, which stops at the Southgate House Wednesday.  

Music: JuiceheaD with The Misfits

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 12, 2010
JuiceheaD is one of the fortunate sorts who struck gold via MySpace. A few years ago, the Chicago Punk band posted a message on the page of Misfits Records, which led producer/Osaka Popstar leader John Cafiero to them. Now they're opening for The Misfits on a tour that stops at the Southgate House on Sunday.  

Kylesa with High on Fire and Torche

Oct. 13 • Soutgate House

0 Comments · Friday, October 8, 2010
Kylesa's sound has developed from stormy, burly Sludge Metal into something fated for broader classification — something willing to be poppier. Now the Savannah, Ga.-based five-piece chooses to carefully dissect rather than completely decimate. They're part of the "Sanctioned Annihilation Tour" at the Southgate House on Wednesday.